March 2, 2011
rises on Highbridge's 64th Festival Of The Arts today
64th annual Festival Of The Arts is set to open in Burnham-On-Sea
today (Wednesday March 2nd).
Hundreds of talented youngsters from the ages of three upwards
will compete at The Princess for nine days.
will be featured from 2nd March until 6th March, with dozens of
entries covering ballet, tap, modern, contemporary, cabaret and
and Drama then takes centre stage on 7th and 8th March. Poetry,
Prose and Choral Speech will be performed on stage.
and instrumental music will then take over for the final part
of the festival from 9th-11th March.
Maureen Phillips, the festival's General Secretary, pictured,
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It promises to be another superb
festival. We've seen lots of entries this year and the dance categories
"Everything is in on track for this year, but we do still
need funds to organise the 2012 event, which will be our 65th."
added that the public are welcome to attend the daily sessions,
which start at 9.30am and approximately 2pm.
festival originated in Highbridge in 1948 and has been held for
many years at The Princess.